THE JOURNEY is the brotherhood development program for all ZBT brothers, undergraduate and alumni. It is an evolving program and includes education for newly initiated brothers, brothers by class, all chapter/colony brothers, chapter/colony leaders, advisors and alumni. Related online resources are available to enhance the personal development and journey of all chapter/colony brothers.
THE JOURNEY program eliminates absolute power by eliminating the “second-class citizen” status created by pledging, and replacing it with quality standards, memorable events, education and a good time for all brothers.
THE JOURNEY Concepts
ALL ZBTs ARE EQUAL. Pledging is prohibited. Separate membership statuses and terminologies (“associates,” “nibs,” etc.) are prohibited. No second class status is permitted.
The rights and privileges of a ZBT are granted immediately upon his acceptance of a bid. The maximum period permitted between bid acceptance and the initiation ritual is 72 hours. There is no minimum period required between bidding and initiation. Initiation forms and fees must be collected prior to initiation, and remitted to ZBT within 72 hours of initiation.
Standards, practices, and activities that apply to one brother, apply to all brothers, regardless of class year.
All chapters and colonies must use THE JOURNEY program.
THE JOURNEY Program at the Chapter Level
Every ZBT chapter and colony should observe ZBT procedures by conducting a variety of programs, including initiation, meetings, education for all class years, a Semi-Annual Brotherhood Review Vote (SBRV), and enforcing Brotherhood Quality Standards. The programs are listed and described in THE JOURNEY manual, which can be requested by contacting ZBT International Headquarters.